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Windows XP vs Windows 8.1 - Snap!
This video highlights the benefits associated with moving to a secure and modern operating system. Microsoft Windows 8 MVP Mike Halsey, kicks off our TechNet WindowUG video series which shows the advantages of moving to modern operating system. This month’s focus is on Snap! 'Many...
4 Mar 2014
The TechEd Challenge - It's still not too late to enter if you've not done so - a sneak preview of what you could win!
Have you entered the Tech Ed Challenge yet? If not, why not? Just by entering you could win a ticket to TechEd Europe , that's right, just by completing a form and downloading one of the products, you are entered into the draw. If you download/sign up for all three then you've got three times the...
7 May 2013
Tech Days Online - 24th April - 26th April - Speaker Announcements Part 1
With just over a week until Tech Days Online , we thought it was about time we started to let you know who was going to be presenting. When the team sat down to pull the agenda together, we wanted an agenda that had Microsoft technical experts as well as technical experts with more of a "real-world...
15 Apr 2013
Tech.Days Online is Back! 24th/25th/26th April
New years resolution: must blog more! It's only taken me to the end of January to start my resolution but I'm going to try one blog article per month. We're bringing back Tech.Days Online on the 24th/25th & 26th of April. This time with more days and more topics. Simon and Andrew will be back...
30 Jan 2013
Case Study: Postal Agency Reduces Costs by 20% with Automated Deployments and Private Cloud
Country or Region: United Kingdom Industry: Government—Postal agencies Royal Mail Group is responsible for universal mail collection and delivery in the United Kingdom. It delivers more than 62 million items to 28.8 million addresses every working day. The organization was preparing to upgrade to the...
23 Aug 2012
Technology to Support Consumerisation: IPSec
A technology that’s been around for quite some time is IPSec, it helps to ensure security of communications between two network devices. With IPSec in place two devices need to establish a peer-to-peer trust before communication can take place, it’s kind of like having a secret handshake. If your...
8 May 2012
Win a new Intel Core i3 Laptop – Just Submit your Tips!
Those were great tips on Deployment, the board were impressed! Now the board want to know, if they deploy Windows 7, how can they manage it day-to-day? Here’s the story so far: Sam is an IT Project Manager who has purchased a large batch of Windows 7 Enterprise licenses without consulting...
14 Nov 2011
Listen On Demand to How and Why you Should Deploy Windows 7
Not that long ago we held an online conference on the ‘Why’ and the ‘How’ of deploying Windows 7, featuring a brilliant ‘Real-World Migration’ slot from Paul Cooke and Tom Unwin. They gave us the low-down on how and why Plymouth City Council are deploying Windows...
8 Nov 2011
T-900 Days Until Support for Windows XP Ends
The 20th October 2011 was another milestone as we look towards End of Support (EoS) for Windows XP. Checking my countdown gadget tells me that we’re now at only 894 days until the XP support switch is flicked to off, and no support means Windows XP becomes a significant risk for your business....
26 Oct 2011
Save Sam Video Link - Win a Full HD TV & Blu-ray Goodies
We're a week into the entry period for Sam's latest question on Windows 7 compatibility, so it's high time that we gave you the link to the video to which you need to post your response. So without further ado, here it is ! Post your video as a response to this one by Monday 17 October to get your hands...
11 Oct 2011
Some beyond-basic free tools for IT Pros
Andrew and I often get asked questions about some of the more basic elements of the job and a question that comes up time and time again is what are the best tools to use for doing X. For me I often get asked how you start to plan a migration, to understand what’s out there in your environment...
22 Sep 2011
Register for our online conference ‘Windows 7 Deployment – Why and How’, 25 October
Update 08/11 - You can view on demand recordings of all the sessions here . Windows 7 Deployment – Why and How Join us on 25 October for the ‘Windows 7 Deployment – Why and How?’ online conference, a one-stop guide to why Windows 7 makes sense for your organisation and how...
2 Sep 2011
77 tips for Windows 7
While raiding the archives of TechNet magazine I found this nice long list of 77 Windows 7 tips . Ranging from making Windows 7 run faster to the best shortcuts, there’s bound to be something new in the list for you. If you know of any more, pop them in the comments box below.
26 Jul 2011
Download Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 7 with Service Pack 1
Here’s the blurb: Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 7 with SP1 enables IT administrators to manage roles and features that are installed on computers that are running Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, or Windows Server 2003, from a remote computer that is running Windows 7 or...
26 May 2011
Practical Desktop Deployment Tech.Days Online webcast now available on demand
This week’s Tech.Days online webcast covered Practical Desktop Deployment and if you missed it we have recorded it for you here. Coming up next on 15 March is Creating your own Private Cloud. This technical session will show how the new self-service portal in System Center Virtual Machine...
11 Mar 2011
Deployment Learning Portal offer of a free Windows 7 Resource kit finishes at the end of March – get them quick!
The offer to get a free Windows 7 Resource Kit RRP: £54.99 expires on the 31 st March so get in quick to get your copy. This portal is designed to help you identify the strengths and gaps in your knowledge around Windows 7 deployment and provide some targeted learning to help you reach the top...
10 Mar 2011
Nine Steps to deploying an Optimised Desktop – now available as single download
Our nine step guide providing you all the learning resources, technical guidance, and hands-on know how so you need to plan, deploy, and manage Optimised Desktop has now been made available to download all in one go. Thank you for your feedback on this and we really do appreciate any further feedback...
2 Mar 2011
How to Move to Windows 7 Webinar with Microsoft & The Register – Tuesday 8th March, 11am
If you are knee deep in a Windows 7 roll out, or you're about to be, hopefully this webinar will be able to help you out. On the 8th of March at 11am, we've got a rack of UK experts talking through the implications of a Windows 7 roll out project. The host is the Register's Tim Phillips who will...
2 Mar 2011
New: step by step Windows optimised desktop deployment
Nine steps to optimised desktop deployment now live Wondering what Windows 7 and Windows Optimised Desktop can do for you? We’ve just launched a new programme that gives you step-by-step information and all the resources you need to understand how Windows 7 and Windows Optimised Desktop can significantly...
3 Feb 2011
The week that was on the UK TechNet blog - 24-28 January
That’s all for another week, folks. Here’s what the TechNet team’s been gassing about over the last five days: Microsoft Business Intelligence Seminar 2011 A Day in the Life of David Lynch, Microsoft Senior Support Engineer Win with the Windows 7 deployment learning portal Tech.Days online – live webinars...
28 Jan 2011
Coming soon: nine steps to optimising your desktop
Wondering what Windows 7 and Windows Optimised Desktop can do for you? We’re launching a new programme at the end of January that gives you step-by-step information and all the resources you need to understand how Windows 7 and Windows Optimised Desktop can significantly streamline your workflows...
14 Jan 2011
Ten Top New Years Resolutions for IT Professionals
At this time of year it’s traditional for everyone to start planning for next year but what are the most important things for an IT Professional to do in the coming year? Next year is going to be the year when we start to see widespread cloud (both public and private) adoption now that some of...
31 Dec 2010
Understanding Windows 7 Deployment Backwards
What was the last operating system you deployed?…I’ll bet it was Windows XP and I bet you needed a bunch of 3rd party tools and experienced tons of pain to get to the end point. With the right (free) tools it’s really easy to deploy Windows 7 though and you can self select just how much control...
11 Nov 2010
Download Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 RC
Hot off the TechNet press, so to speak, you can now download the Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 Release Candidate . Here’s the blurb: Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 RC helps keep your PCs and servers on the latest support level, provides ongoing improvements to the Windows...
27 Oct 2010
Springboard Series Virtual Roundtable - Migrating from Internet Explorer 6 to Internet Explorer 8 on Windows 7
Make time to tune into this Springboard Series Virtual Roundtable on 30 September at 5pm for a virtual, interactive roundtable discussion on migration strategies, standards, and support for organisations moving from Internet Explorer 6 to Internet Explorer 8. Tune in live or catch the on-demand session...
27 Sep 2010
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